Fitting In Exercise While At Your Desk
By Staff Writer Published on April 10, 2013
If you are currently a student at California College San Diego, chances are you spend a lot of time at a desk. Whether it is your desk at school, your desk at home, or your desk at work, you probably spend a lot of time sitting down at a desk. Many individuals who spend a lot of their day sitting find that they lack the motivation to exercise during the week. Sitting can make you feel a loss of energy in general.
You will be happy to hear that there is a solution to this dilemma. Experts have found exercises that people can do while sitting at their desks. Here are a few of the most popular desk exercises.
1. The Magic Carpet Ride. To do this exercise, sit with your legs crossed and your feet on the seat of your chair. Put your hands on the armrests, and raise your body a few inches off your chair. Keep yourself in the air just using your abs for 10-20 seconds. Lower yourself back down to your chair and wait for 30 seconds. Repeat 5 times. This muscle works your arms and your abdominal muscles.
2. Carpel Tunnel Reliever. To do this exercise, stand at your desk with your arms straight down on the desk. Put your palms on your desk with your fingers pointed toward you. Lower your body slowly down until you can feel your arms stretching. Hold this position for 15 seconds. Repeat whenever you feel tension and strain in your wrists. This exercise helps prevent carpal tunnel syndrome.
3. The Wooden Leg. To do this exercise, sit in your chair and lift one leg straight out in front of you. Hold this leg out for 2 seconds. Next, raise that same leg up as high as you can lift it. Hold that for 2 seconds. Repeat this cycle 15 times for each leg. This exercise strengthens your legs and lower body.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your chair should be adjusted to an appropriate height in order to protect against neck and back strain. The top one-third of your computer screen should be above eye-level.
Follow these simple tips in order to work out your brain and your body while sitting at your desk during your classes at California College San Diego.
Megan Wickes is a graduate of the Master in Business Administration (MBA) program. She currently works for California College San Diego, managing its online presence. In addition to her love of marketing, Megan enjoys wakeboarding, boating, and spending time with her husband and new baby boy.